It contains a rich jazz aspect...

Josephine Philip has shared her new song 'The Clue'.

A track that operates on different levels, 'The Clue' is billed as a "contemporary love song" but its musicality runs deep.

An artist who is infatuated with music, Josephine Philip takes her cue from vintage jazz on the song, before transporting it to somewhere else entirely.

Lyrically, she's dealing with "impossible love", while paying homage to formidable greats such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

Constructed alongside Copenhagen based producer and musician Lasse Martinussen, it speaks in simple, stark truths.

“‘The Clue’ is a contemporary love song. It revolves around impossible love and the acceptance of it. The track is also an homage to Nina Simone’s version of Billie Holiday’s song 'Don’t Explain'. 'Don’t Explain' was written by Holliday in response to one of her husband’s affairs. When he tried to explain away why lipstick was on his collar, Simone responded disgustingly, 'Take a bath, man; don’t explain'. 'The Clue' is an inspirational tribute to the great women, their sound, storytelling and courage, who took to the microphone and stage before me.”

Tune in now.

-

Join us on VERO

Join the Clash mailing list for up to the minute music, fashion and film news.